Monterrey remained perfect on the road this season with a 1-2 away win against Chivas de Guadalajara. The result leaves El Rebaño winless at home this season, while the Rayados remain unbeaten in the Clausura 2018.
The first half started off somewhat slowly, with few real chances of note until just before halftime, when Rodolfo Cota made a pair of saves on Rogelio Funes Mori and Arturo González in the 40th minute. Then, two minutes later, Monterrey took the lead.
In the 42nd minute, González made it 0-1 when he pounced on a loose ball after a collision between Funes Mori and Carlos Salcido. “Ponchito” took the ball and beat Cota to give the Rayados the lead.
Chivas tied the game shortly after the restart, though, with halftime substitute Alan Pulido making it 1-1 in the 47th minute with an assist from Rodolfo Pizarro.
Parity lasted just two minutes, however, before Monterrey reclaimed their lead. In the 49th minute, Avilés Hurtado beat three defenders before making it 1-2 with a nice bit of individual skill.
Chivas pressed forward in search of a second equalizer, and they came close a few times. Hugo González made the save on Eduardo López in the 75th minute and then Pulido hit the woodwork a minute after that, but in the end the hosts slipped to a second consecutive home defeat.
With the 1-2 win, Monterrey reaches eight points while Chivas still has four.
Chivas: Rodolfo Cota, Carlos Salcido, Hedgardo Marín, Edwin Hernández (Isaác Brizuela 46′), Jesús Sánchez (Walter Gael Sandoval 62′), Orbelín Pineda (Alan Pulido 46′), Javier López, Rodolfo Pizarro, Michael Pérez, Carlos Cisneros, Ronaldo Cisneros.
Monterrey: Hugo González, César Montes, Nicolás Sánchez, Leonel Vangioni, John Stefan Medina, Arturo González (Jonathan Urretaviscaya 58′), Celso Ortiz, Jonathan González, Rogelio Funes Mori, Dorlan Pabón (Jesús Molina 72′), Avilés Hurtado (Carlos Sánchez 80′).